Wednesday, February 29

Whole Roasted Garlic Love

I can't even tell you how much we love garlic in my house...

It's practically in every dinner meal I make...actually it's in a lot of breakfast things I make too.

Like eggs, okay? Don't get freaked out.

One of my favorite things to do with garlic is roast it whole because it gives the cloves a wonderfully mild, sweet flavor and you can do so many things with it. 

You just cut the head of garlic across the top (not quite in half) enough to expose most of the cloves.

Dredge it in olive oil in a little foil package. Wrap it up, pop it in a 375 degree oven for 45 minutes and.....

Out comes moist, creamy garlic that will make a multitude of things taste amazing. 

To remove the cloves, you can scoop them with a little spoon or knife, but I find it easiest to just squeeze the head of garlic from the base towards the top, kind of like a toothpaste tube. Each clove will just sort of pop out. 

Then the fun begins. 

Use the cloves to dress up your favorite pasta, pizza or soup. 
Spread the whole buttery cloves onto a great crispy bread for a delicious side dish.
Mix the cloves into your favorite Salad dressing recipe.
Puree the cloves with white beans, lemon juice and oil to make a yummy dip.

The uses are creative and try things you might like. Just don't do this the night before a job interview. Or a first date. Like whoa.


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